1999 Open Gaz de France

The 1999 Open Gaz de France was a women's tennis tournament played on indoor hardcourts at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin in Paris in France that was part of Tier II of the 1999 WTA Tour. It was the seventh edition of the tournament and was held from 22 February until 28 February 1999. Unseeded Serena Williams won the singles title and earned $80,000 first-prize money. It was her first WTA singles title. On the same day her sister Venus won the IGA Superthrift Tennis Classic tournament, making them the first sisters to win WTA events in the same week.[1][2][3]

1999 Open Gaz de France
Date22–28 February
Edition7th
CategoryTier II
Draw28S / 16D
SurfaceHard / indoor
LocationParis, France
VenueStade Pierre de Coubertin
Champions
Singles
United States Serena Williams
Doubles
Romania Irina Spîrlea / Netherlands Caroline Vis
← 1998 · Open Gaz de France · 2000 →

FinalsEdit

SinglesEdit

  Serena Williams defeated   Amélie Mauresmo, 6–2, 3–6, 7–6(7–4)

  • It was Williams' 1st singles title of her career.

DoublesEdit

  Irina Spîrlea /   Caroline Vis defeated   Elena Likhovtseva /   Ai Sugiyama, 7–5, 3–6, 6–3

EntrantsEdit

SeedsEdit

Country Player Rank Seed
   SUI Martina Hingis 1 1
  FRA Nathalie Tauziat 9 2
  BEL Dominique Van Roost 11 3
  ROU Irina Spîrlea 15 4
  FRA Sandrine Testud 14 5
  FRA Amélie Mauresmo 18 6
  FRA Julie Halard-Decugis 21 7
  RUS Elena Likhovtseva 22 8

Other entrantsEdit

The following players received wildcards into the singles main draw:

The following players received wildcards into the doubles main draw:

The following players received entry from the singles qualifying draw:

The following players received entry as lucky losers:

The following players received entry from the doubles qualifying draw:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tennis History". Jet. Vol. 95 no. 15. March 15, 1999. p. 51.
  2. ^ "Williams sisters notch victories continents apart". Los Angeles Times. March 1, 1999.
  3. ^ Owen Canfield (March 1, 1999). "Williams sisters win titles on same day". Deseret News.

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